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The New York State Capitol in Albany
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Officials in the City of Saratoga Springs are once again lobbying the state legislature to restore aid funding from New York’s video lottery terminal gambling facilities.

The state capitol in Albany
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With a New York State budget due in less than a month, local officials in Saratoga Springs are counting on the restoration of state aid.

Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly delivers her 2020 State of the City address Tuesday
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly gave her annual State of the City address Tuesday night. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, city councilors are making one aspect of the proposed New York State budget a priority.


The New York state budget agreed upon this week includes changes to language regarding video lottery terminal gaming facilities.

Lawmakers representing Saratoga County have announced that funding from Video Lottery Terminals will be restored to the county and Saratoga Springs. The city is home to the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.